Blythe, James 'Jimmy' Louis 20.may.1901-14.jun.1931 USA Kentucky, Keene near Lexington - Illinois, Chicago (meningitis)
jazz boogie-woogie pianist, of African descent, 1912-1918 lived with his parents at 379 Patterson Street Lexington Kentucky, 1918 moved to Chicago where he studied piano with Clarence Jones, made many piano rolls for Capitol/Columbia Music Roll Company, accompanied blues singer Ma Rainey and played with Johnny Dodds and with Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards, formed his own group Blythe's Sinful Five, buried at Lincoln Cemetery Kedzie Avenue Chicago ; son of laborer Richard D Blythe (Kentucky, Richmond apr.1854-16.may.1919 Lexington) and Rena Stovall (Kentucky, Keene nov.1857-18.nov.1918 Lexington) who married 6.nov.1877 in Keene ; 1921 in Chicago he married Jemie

[Grove Jazz 1988 gives erroneously born Louisville: his parents never lived in Louisville]

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[J] Stomp your stuff
State Street Ramblers. BBC Records 589

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